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Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. www.democracynow.org

22.09.2018

Noam Chomsky Visits Brazil’s Former President Lula in Prison

Noam Chomsky Visits Brazil’s Former President Lula in Prison

In news from Brazil, the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky met with Brazil’s imprisoned former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Thursday. This comes a week after Lula officially pulled out of next month’s presidential race. Lula has been jailed since April. Speaking outside the prison after his… »

10.09.2018

Rise for Climate: Tens of Thousands March in San Francisco Calling for Fossil-Free World

Rise for Climate: Tens of Thousands March in San Francisco Calling for Fossil-Free World

Hundreds of thousands of protesters in more than 90 countries joined a worldwide day of protest demanding urgent action to address climate change Saturday. In San Francisco, up to 30,000 people took part in the Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice march. It is believed to be the largest climate… »

25.08.2018

KKK Leader Sentenced for Firing Pistol at Charlottesville Rally

KKK Leader Sentenced for Firing Pistol at Charlottesville Rally

In Charlottesville, Virginia, a judge sentenced Ku Klux Klan leader Richard Preston Jr. to four years in prison Wednesday, after he pleaded no contest to a charge of firing a pistol into a crowd of anti-racist protesters during last August’s “Unite the Right” rally. Video of the incident shows Preston,… »

22.08.2018

ND Drops Serious Charges Against Chase Iron Eyes over DAPL Resistance

ND Drops Serious Charges Against Chase Iron Eyes over DAPL Resistance

In North Dakota, prosecutors have dropped all serious charges against former North Dakota congressional candidate  who had been facing up to six years in prison for participating in the resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline. This is Chase Iron Eyes, speaking only days after his arrest on February 1, 2017. »

16.08.2018

Facebook closes the page of the Latin American network Telesur

Facebook closes the page of the Latin American network Telesur

For the second time this year, Facebook closed the page of the Latin American television channel Telesur English, without giving any explanation. In a statement, Telesur said: “This is an alarming fact, in view of the recent closures of pages that do not conform to conventional narrative. Telesur is an… »

13.08.2018

On Anniversary of Charlottesville, White Supremacist Rally in D.C. Fizzles

On Anniversary of Charlottesville, White Supremacist Rally in D.C. Fizzles

In Washington, D.C., a white supremacist rally outside the White House largely fizzled on Sunday when just over two dozen people showed up for the Unite the Right protest. They were vastly outnumbered by counter protesters, journalists and police officers. Sunday’s Unite the Right rally came a year after the… »

09.08.2018

Virginia & Charlottesville Under States of Emergency Ahead of White Supremacist Rallies

Virginia & Charlottesville Under States of Emergency Ahead of White Supremacist Rallies

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and the city of Charlottesville have declared states of emergency ahead of this weekend’s one-year anniversary of the deadly white supremacist rally. White supremacists are planning to hold rallies in both Charlottesville and Washington, D.C. this weekend. Anti-racist, anti-fascist demonstrators are planning counter-protests. »

02.08.2018

A Threat to Global Democracy:

A Threat to Global Democracy:

How Facebook & Surveillance Capitalism Empower Authoritarianism “Black Elevation.” “Mindful Being.” “Resisters.” “Aztlan Warriors.” Those are the names of some of the accounts removed from Facebook and Instagram Tuesday after Facebook uncovered a plot to covertly influence the midterm elections. The tech giant said 32 fake accounts and Facebook pages… »

28.07.2018

700+ Migrant Families Still Separated as Reunification Deadline Passes

700+ Migrant Families Still Separated as Reunification Deadline Passes

Federal officials say 711 immigrant children remain separated and in U.S. custody, after the Trump administration missed a court-imposed deadline to reunite all 2,500 families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Government lawyers claim the 711 children are “not eligible for reunification.” More than 430 of them have parents who have… »

28.07.2018

Noam Chomsky on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Spectacular” Victory & Growing Split in Democratic Party

Noam Chomsky on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Spectacular” Victory & Growing Split in Democratic Party

The 2018 midterm election season has been roiled by the internal divisions between the Democratic Party’s growing progressive base and the more conservative party establishment. In New York City, this division came to a head with the most shocking upset of the election season so far, when 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez… »

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